Book Review: Your Children Are Boring: Or How Modern Parents Ruin Everything by Tom James

The title of this blog post has you wondering what the hell this book is about, right? Just keep on scrolling to find out.

Goodreads Blurb

Are you sick of a society that seems obsessed with children? Do you find modern parents insufferable?

Your Children Are Boring is a uniquely humorous look at our culture’s obsession with children, a world where virtually every advert has a squawking child in it, where pubs are full of wailing infants, and where every other Facebook post is tagged #ProudDad.

Why do parents themselves behave like infants? Why having a child doesn’t make you less selfish, why it’s extremely unlikely that your child is in fact, “special”, and why modern parenting is ruining everything, not least the kids themselves.

All the answers lie within, and it’s your duty to listen to it.

Yes, Your Children Are Boring will make you laugh, but it’s much more than that. Once consumed you must take its teachings into the world and fix society. Or something. Oh, and if you put “Dad” or “Mum” in your social media bios, this book is aimed at you.

Your Children Are Boring Book Cover


Look, I’m sure this book is going to offend people, despite humour being the main aim. While there is a lot of tongue-in-cheek stuff that both parents and non-parents alike will laugh at. However, the author doesn’t hold back regarding certain elements of modern-day parenthood. If you don’t like your choices being criticised in any way, then this isn’t the book for you.

However, Your Children Are Boring is also a bit of an eye opener. There is no doubt that parenting has changed over the years, in some ways for the better and in other ways not. I feel that this book could almost be a guide for parents in showing them how they are losing their own self and also some ways of over parenting which can also cause harm.

I’m not a parent so I can’t say I was offended nor could I get any valuable advice. However, I found the change in parenting over the years interesting and found some good observations there. It’s also a nice quick read for a good giggle.

Sounds like your kind of thing? Pick up your copy of Your Children Are Boring here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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